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Pair of circus horses

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Pair of circus horses modeled in relief and painted with manganese red (spots), blue (manes and tails), orange, iron red and blue (saddle) and green (plinth). They stand on rectangular plinths with sloping sides decorated with scrolls painted in blue and yellow.

Marks

none

Provenance

November 23, 1994, sold at Christie's Amsterdam, lot 46, and bought by for the Rita and Frits Markus Collection, MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 1995)

Credit Line

Rita and Frits Markus Collection

Dutch (Delft), about 1760

Dimensions

23.5 x 9.5 x 20.2 cm (9 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1995.6.1-2

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware